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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The Snack Edit | MunchPak Original Snack Subscription Box

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I think it's safe to say that most of us snack from time to time. A little something to get through the afternoon slump, something sweet in the evening... you've been there. The question is, how often are you eating the same, tired, boring thing? Food ruts are easy to end up in- studies have shown that the average person only eats about thirty different foods. There is a whole world of snack options and MunchPak is working to change up your snacking with their ingenious snack subscription box.

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Okay, snack subscription boxes aren't exactly new, and there are quite a few to choose from. What makes MunchPak a bit different is all of the options they allow you to pick from. From the size of the box- 5+, 10+, or 20+ snacks is just the start. They offer you full control of the types of snacks (sweet, sour, crunchy, chewy, international...) and how often your snacks ship (every week, two weeks, month....) you're in control.

Most subscription boxes come with some sort of info card, but MunchPak operates a bit differently there as well. You do get a cute little card telling you who packed your box and info about MunchPak, but for snack info, you need the Snack Scanner. The Snack Scanner is an app that works by scanning bar-codes on the snacks to access the country of origin, basic info, and the option to repurchase should you really like it.  

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I received the Original MunchPak ($22.95 USD) which includes 10 or more snacks. The selection includes foods from around the world and North America with a bit of everything- sweet, salty, sour, you get the idea.

  • Morinaga Hi-Chew Sours in Grapefruit (Japan) A grapefruit chewy candy. Really real flavour but not all that sour.
  • Chewits Fruit Salad Falvour Chews (Ireland) A mixed fruit chewy candy. Really quite good.
  • Walker's Treacle Toffee (United Kingdom) How did I not know treacle was essentially molasses? Regardless, I happen to be a fan, so this super chewy toffee was a favourite.
  • Crayola Sour Neon Gummies (Turkey) It seems so wrong to eat Crayola candy, but these sour worms were very fresh and perfectly sour.

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  • Awake Energy Dark Chocolate & Peanut Butter Granola Bar (Canada) A caffeinated granola bar (1 bar = 1 cup of coffee) Tasty, but nothing too groundbreaking.
  • Glico Pejoy Cookies & Cream Biscuit Sticks (Japan) From the makers of Pocky, an Oreo like cookie stick. Super broken, but quite good and not as sweet as your typical cookie.
  • Tregroes Butter Toffee Waffles (United Kingdom) Two super thin waffles with a toffee centre. So good!
  • Alamo Candy Sour Pickle Balls (United States) I love dill pickles, but these little balls are so sour, so salty and overbearingly pickle-y that they were inedible.

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  • Torres Selecta Black Truffle Chips (Spain) I would have been happy if the box had just been filled with bags of these. These are just about the best chip I've ever eaten and I will be ordering more. A definite hit with me.
  • Pipers Crisp Co. Wild Thyme & Rosemary Chips (United Kingdom) These smell very strong when opened, but the herby flavour is really great in combination with the almost kettle-cooked chip texture.

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If you're also into new beverage options, MunchPak offers pop, juice, coffee, or tea as an add on ($5) in your box. I knew there was something licorice-y lurking in mine as soon as I opened it, as the Dogadan Anise Tea (Turkey) is pretty strong. I'm normally not a black licorice fan, but the herbal anise scent is kind of appealing. It's also said to be soothing to an upset stomach, so I'll be trying this next time I'm not feeling so fabulous.

Overall, I'm quite impressed with the selection of snacks MunchPak offers. For the price, and the fact that they offer so many options for customizations, you really can't go wrong.What do you think? Would you subscribe?

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